A Deerfield pedestrian accident occurred Friday (February 7, 2020) evening. This Deerfield pedestrian accident was a “hit & run” accident, as the vehicle that struck the pedestrian left the accident scene. The boy that was struck was critically injured.
Details on this Lake County pedestrian crash are somewhat limited. The driver of the vehicle has yet to be identified or apprehended.
This Deerfield pedestrian accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the February 8, 2020 Deerfield Patch article titled “Hit-And-Run Driver Strikes 12-Year-Old In Deerfield: Police.”
At 7:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a person hit by a car at the corner of Deerfield Road and Beverly Place, according to Deerfield police. They found an unconscious child lying in the road and suffering extensive injuries.
Police said the driver of an SUV headed west on Deerfield Road hit the boy and kept going, citing the preliminary results of the investigation.
Investigators are looking to identify and locate the driver of a dark-colored Ford Escape — between model years 2013 to 2016 and with the SEL or Titanium trim package.
The boy that was hit by the SUV has only been identified as a 12-year-old boy. He was initially taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries. He was then flown to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
This Deerfield pedestrian accident is under investigation by the Deerfield Police Department and Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT.) An accident reconstruction has been conducted as part of this traffic accident investigation.
Those with information concerning the accident or the driver are asked to call the Deerfield Police Department at 847-945-8636.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Deerfield pedestrian accident can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as the Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Child critically injured after being struck by hit-and-run driver in Deerfield.”
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